Another name for Pentecost is the Feast of Weeks. This name stems from how it is to be calculated: seven weeks after the waving of the Omer (Firstfruits sheaf of grain offering). 2,754 more words
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On a Facebook Jewish Women’s clergy group the other day, someone posted the question, “Are you counting the Omer? Why/why not?”
My response, “No, No. It’s an old custom/ritual that simply doesn’t speak to me…and since my congregants don’t seem to want or care, I am fine not pushing it.” 909 more words
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. 3,532 more words
Today is Day 14 in our Counting Of The Omer. But what is it?
On the second night of Passover we begin the mitzvah of 829 more words